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Rare Coin Investing
Coin collecting is the oldest collecting hobby with a history of more than 2000 years! Yes, more than TWO THOUSAND YEARS! Since the time of the beginning of the Roman Empire (arround 20 BC), a few noble romans were collecting ancient Greek coins (500-300 BC)...

Rare Coin Investment Risks
People make investments of different kinds in the hope of increasing their return on the money invested. Any type of investment has its own inherent risks. Risk has an inverse relationship with returns. The riskier the investment the higher the returns usually are.

Rare Coins Slaves To Bullion
Are the precious metals and collectible coin market one and the same? An argument for a "yes" vote has some merit. If you ignore the truly scarce to rare coins for a moment, how many of the lesser coins of gold or silver buck this trend when these two metals are either rising or falling?

Recessed Date 1927-D Quarter
Some coins are not as tough as their mintages might suggest, and the 1927-D Standing Liberty quarter seems to such a coin. There are a number of reasons why the 1927-D is more available than would be expected. The starting point for the 1927-D is its low mintage of only 976,400.Once a mintage of the

Red And Blue Ration Tokens
The Office Of Price Administration’s red ration tokens ran in a series of 30 two-letter combinations and could be used to purchase meats, fats, fish and cheese. The blue token series could be used for purchasing processed foods.

Red Indian Head Cents Are Hot
Collectors are starting to turn their eyes and wallets to different Indian Head cent varieties, correctly graded key dates and those cents with the original red color. This series is somewhat well known for varieties. There are a number of outstanding errors and varieties to look for, plus a few wei

Respect Between Dealers And Customers
Much has been written in some coin collecting periodicals on the conduct of some coin dealers. They have been referred to as “Rogue Dealers.” This name isn’t quite correct.

Revaluing Our Currency
There has been talk in recent years of revaluing our currency for one reason or another, mostly due to inflation produced by the overprinting and production of our currency. Some have suggested we need to drop one decimal place in our currency so that the number of dollars required to make a transac

Revaluing U.S. Currency Bad Idea
There has been some talk in some coin collecting periodicals on the revaluing of our currency. The articles have mainly focused on the supposed benefits of doing it.

Roman Coin Helps Date Site
Coins can help to serve the same purpose as can an index fossil. Coins can help to date an archaeological dig site in a much similar fashion as can a fossil help date the strata in which the fossil is found. The important part in both scenarios is for the find to be documented in its proper context

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